Eighteen year-old Jennifer and her long-term boyfriend, Lloyd, 20, first visited Catholic Charities' Washington County Outreach in November 2016, when Jen was still in her first trimester of pregnancy. The young couple was excited about their first baby, but they were already living on a limited income and knew that they would need "all the help they can get."
Melissa Collins was born with cataracts and glaucoma and had her first cataract surgery at three months of age. Now in her 30's, she has been legally blind her entire life. But that, along with a list of other disabilities, doesn't stop or even slow this music lover down.
They say if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. Just ask Brandon. "I do cleaning every day, all day," he says with a broad smile. "I like it." Brandon takes pride in his work and it all started with a training program through ARC Human Services.
Leandra Frisk knew her daughter, Victoria, was shy and didn't like to speak in public. She never talked much and doctors eventually diagnosed her with social anxiety disorder. When they suggested Leandra socialize Victoria, she thought of something from her own childhood: Girl Scouts.